Islamic Theology and the Problem of Evil
Sunday, September 25th at 12 PM EST (29 Safar)
Presented by: Dr. Safaruk Chowdhury
Like their Jewish and Christian co-religionists, Muslims have grappled with how God, who is perfectly good, compassionate, merciful, powerful, and wise permits intense and profuse evil and suffering in the world. This virtual CIK Talk will explore various problems of evil: human disability, animal suffering, and Hell amongst others. Each study argues in favour of a particular kind of explanation or justification (theodicy) for the respective evil. Dr. Chowdhury will unpack the notion of evil and its conceptualization within the mainstream Sunni theological tradition and the various ways in which theologians and philosophers within that tradition have advanced different types of theodicies.